With last week’s close of the 2012 Games and the Curiosity rover landing on Mars, today we bring to your screen: roving vehicles, cosmic photos, odd mascots and proof that rocket scientists can have fun. Before we move on, we want to take a moment to bid so long to Oscar-winning composer, Marvin Hamlisch.
First Color Mars-Rover Pictures + Space Shots of Crashed Gear
People around the world were captivated when the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. Thanks Sebastián Cueva (@dqeva) for these thrilling photos that ignited wonder around the world.
Mars Landing: The 6 Most Adorkable Moments from the NASA Control Room
Adorkable is right on! The hilariously missed high-fives and NASA control room buzz are infectious. This one is from Ryan Stephens (@ryanstephens). Who knew rocket scientists were so entertaining?
The Mini Coopers Helping Out at the Throwing Events
First a double-decker bus that does pushups and now remote-controlled Mini Coopers fetching shotputs and javelins. Terry Walley (@mrwebinator), thanks for your post. We love imaginative branding opportunities.
The Olympics’ 15 Most Terrifying Mascots Ever Created
Odd? Perhaps. Terrifying? Not so much. Okay. Wenlock and Mandeville are a little scary. And let’s not forget Athena & Phevos from Athens 2004. Thanks for the laugh Lisa Brackmann (@otherlisa). We hope your dreams stay mascot free.
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Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Leave a comment and tell us which Olympic mascot you find the creepiest – or how, as a rocket scientist you like to have fun. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)